Jun 26, 2017
"This is unfortunately what Eureka has become", businessowner considers moving back to Marin after being allegedly attacked
Text of craigslist post:
"Tonight I was accosted by a knife-wielding individual at the Chevron on 101 south, who repeatedly hit my car window, first with his knife, then with his fist repeatedly. Thank God my window was closed or he would have hit my neck with his knife and probably killed me. He came from the red car. Do you know him? Then please contact the EPD at 441-4044, case number 17-005048. You or your family could be next.
This is unfortunately what Eureka has become. Let us hope it gets better. I have been here ten years, but considering moving my business back to Marin County now.
Many thanks to the great response from the EPD. They have a difficult mission here.
Addendum: To answer some questions, why did he do this? His kid hit the emergency shutoff switch, shutting down all pumps for about half an hour, inconveniencing many, and I told the kid not to do it again. The father tried to attack me as I left and the manager stopped him. Regarding the comment that I had the right to hit him with my vehicle as he approached me with a knife--in the future if it happened again, I would probably do so and let the cops sort it out. Take care!"